Gardening & Farming

Published on May 16th, 2014 | by TLV News

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Mid-Town Farmers’ Market Saturday Preview (for May 17, 2014)

Mid-Town Farmers’ Market fans and customers,

TLV-203-SA-MidtownFarmersMarket-RGBThe market continues this Saturday, May 17 (7-11 am), and below are the expected vendor highlights:

  • Welcome Valley Farm will have vine ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, rape, kale, turnips and mustard greens
  • Sherry Driggers from 7D Farmwill have breads: whole wheat, whole wheat with quinoa, 7D seven grain, oat, challah, focaccia, garlic studded baguette, farm house white; scones: apple cinnamon and blueberry; sweet breads: cinnamon, chocolate twist, and death by chocolate; mini grits pie; and monster cookies
  • Cathy Field will have three kinds of focaccia bread: rosemary, olive with parmesan cheese, and basil pesto with goat cheese and tomato; plus chocolate and cinnamon babka
  • The Spicy or Not Veggy will have jams and jellies including regular and sugar-free honeysuckle jelly and sugar-free strawberry jam; various baked goods including cookies (honey, sugar, peanut butter), coconut pound cake (regular and mini loafs), pie-on-a-stick (chocolate, apple and pecan), mushroom tarts, granola bars, and homemade crackers as well as gluten free items including cookies and pound cake
  • YaYa’s Yummys will have blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and peach preserves; plum, grape, and apple butter jellies; salsa; pepper jellies; chow chow; dip mixes; baking mixes; yeast rolls; garlic parmesan focaccia; multi-grain bread; banana nut bread; and oatmeal raisin cookies
  • Yokna Bottoms Farm will have radishes, mixed lettuces, head lettuces, kale, collards, turnips, green onions, green garlic, mixed mustard greens, smoked sweet and hot peppers, and a variety of herbs
  • Fresh From The Farm will have kohlrabi, radishes, broccoli, and a wide assortment of pickles, preserves, and salsa
  • Linda Boyd will have asparagus, lettuce mix, arugula, Italian dandelion, chard, basil plants, heirloom tomato jam, and blueberry jam
  • Sunlight Springs Certified Organic Produce will havelettuce, salad mix, radishes, greens, collards, shagbark hickory syrup, and wood chips
  • Bost Farm will have English peas, yellow squash, new potatoes, cucumbers, spinach, mustard tender greens, turnip greens with turnips, beets, lantana plants, and melampodium plants
  • Sophie Quinn of Joyous Plants will have assorted plants including moon vines, Louisiana iris, and lemon balm

SeedTickRoadWe will have live music this week (from ~8-10 on Saturday) from Seed Tick Road. If you enjoy the music, please consider showing your support for the musicians, who are not getting paid for these gigs, with a tip (or some produce).

The Wednesday market will begin this week, running every week 8am to 1pm.  Please note that during the Wednesday market hours, our vendors may arrive or depart any time during those hours, depending on availability of their product.

You can receive an update similar to this one each week on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mtmarket), along with additional content such as photos and videos from our vendors and from the market itself. We would love for you to take photos at the market, or photos of yourself eating food from the market, and post them on our Facebook page! Or, just make a quick comment on our page about your experience with the market.

Did you know that Bost Farm can accept EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) for payment?  If you know anyone who receives food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program), please let them know that they can now use EBT to purchase fresh healthy food at Mid-Town Farmers’ Market.

We need volunteers to help at the market tent this summer.  If you are interested in helping, please contact our volunteer coordinator Betty Crouther (arpate@olemiss.edu).

If you know of a vendor who is interested in selling at Mid-Town, please point them to our website (http://www.mtfarmersmarket.com/) where the application documents can be downloaded, or give us their contact information so we can mail the documents to them. 

Directions to the market: From the Oxford Square, drive (or walk or bike!) north on North Lamar about ½ mile, and look for us on the left in the parking lot of the Mid-Town Shopping Plaza. Alternatively you can take the bus, utilizing the Oxford University Transit Red Route, which passes Mid-Town once per hour on Saturday mornings (http://www.oxfordms.net/visitors/transit/bus-routes-a-schedules.html).
See you at the market!

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